Apple Surpasses 10 million iPhones in 2008!

Today Apple held their quarterly conference that they had in fact sold over  their goal of 10 million iPhones in the  calendar year of 2008.  An interesting fact is  the 6.9 million iPhones sold during Apple’s  fourth fiscal quarter added up to more  iPhones than sales of the original iPhone over its entire lifetime!  

During the conference Apple CEO, Steve Jobs said he believed Apple has to remain the best in order to stay ahead of the all of the manufacturers clamoring to release the next iPhone.  In fact, Apple even beat RIM!  Steve went on to say that “RIM is a good company that sells good products, but measured by revenue (not units), Apple has become the world’s third-largest mobile phone supplier”.

Another notable accomplishment made public was that tomorrow, customers will download the 200 millionth app from the app store.  200 million isn’t a bad number for only being open for a little over 3 months.  Regardless if you like Apple or not, Apple has made quite a substantial impact in the mobile phone market, and the personal computer market, especially in the last 16 months.


source: ars technica